Fitness Interview with ABC13’s Mayra Moreno

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Individuals like ABC13’s News Anchor Mayra Moreno embrace and encourage health and fitness through their actions and dedication. Not only does Mayra exercise daily, but she also incorporates a balanced diet to stay healthy. Keep reading our exclusive interview with Mayra to learn how she maintains her healthy lifestyle and what motivates her the most- we feel inspired by her!

HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?

I try to wake up every morning between 8am-9am (mind you, I work nights so sometimes I don’t get to bed until midnight or so). 
I have a light breakfast whether its oatmeal, avocado toast and fruit, or scrambled eggs veggies and avocado slices. 
I let my food settle in before my workout.
I love to run outdoors so in the summer I rotate my cardio days with my weightlifting days. One day I run 3-5miles…others I weightlift.
As far as my lunch and dinner meals, I meal prep ahead of time to have fresh clean meals for 3 consecutive days. 
I always aim for a protein with a carb, greens, and healthy fat. For example (chicken, white rice, zucchini, and avocado).
Being on TV it’s not always easy to pop your meal in the oven, especially with breaking news, so I try to have another healthy option in my fitness meals bag that I can eat at any time in the news vehicle like tuna (made with had mayo half greek yogurt) and crackers. 
Mind you, I’m a big foodie so I do allow myself to indulge every now and then too. 
All in moderation. 

HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?

Honestly, just wanting to live a long life. Being able to stay active as long as I can. 
I want to be 100-year-old lady still kickboxing and climbing a mountain somewhere! 🙂

HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?

Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career? Not 100% but it has helped me stay focused, goal-minded and ambitious. 
I credit being a successful tv personality to my daily hard work in the last several years but being healthy and fit in general is a lifestyle for me. 

HFR: What inspires you, in general?

My parents. They are truly hardworking people. All my life they have always worked non-stop and never complained all for the sake of giving their children a chance at the American Dream. Watching them work endless hours, weekends and more pushed me to truly achieve my goals and dreams. Also, I would say my potential. I want to see how far I can go by pushing the limits and showing younger Hispanic children that anything can be achieved with hard work and dedication. I didn’t have too many role models growing up so I hope to be one to the younger generation in Houston. 

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HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?

For one, just remember that being “fit” and “healthy” truly is a lifestyle. 
Yo-yo dieting will only hinder your health and your progress. 
Sometimes some of my followers give me flak when I post my healthy meals and ask me “where are the tacos”. 
Well, I do eat them but I don’t eat like that every single day. If I did my cholesterol would be through the roof. It runs in my family so I have to be careful.
Two, find something or someone who encourages you to wake-up, workout and eat healthily. 
I love following fitness people on Instagram to get daily encouragement. I also use Pinterest a lot to look for healthy meal options or healthy alternatives to my childhood Mexican dishes. 
Three, don’t get discouraged if you fall off the wagon every now and then. After all, we are human and things will happen. On vacation, I indulge and have fun but also make sure not to “punish” myself for it. I just get back on track and keep going at it strong. 

HFR: Share something that most people don’t know about you!

I think this goes back to when I was a child but I have a hard time getting on escalators sometimes. It’s the craziest thing ever. It truly takes me a minute to be able to step on it and get on. I wouldn’t say that I have a big fear of them but I get stressed out thinking about missing my footing and getting caught in one. 
I didn’t have a major accident on one as a child but I’ve always just been weirded out by them. Once I’m on I’m ok but getting on and off freaks me out a bit.

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